Since I couldn’t wait to show off my first Matinée dress, I decided to make a Matinée peplum top for the tester tour. Besides, I wanted to try out the other fabric combo I’d considered…
So here it is!
Matinée peplum top. Still with the gorgeous plunging back.
But cap sleeves! I love them. I did not need to ease them in at all.
I made a size 6 because I was feeling too lazy to measure souricette 1. I should not have been lazy, especially since Jenn includes instructions to blend sizes in the pattern. Even though there’s a bit of looseness in the back, the plunging back isn’t so low as to show her underwear. And she’s so cute in it!
I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. Remember. This is Jenn’s first pattern for sale. Just in terms of esthetics, I love how the pattern itself is put together. It might seem silly to some but I really appreciate the design. You know, things like judicious use of fonts to add personal style while keeping the whole uncluttered. Illustrations that give a timeless look to the instructions. Layers that make it possible to print only the sizes you want… I can tell you that Jenn put in a lot of time, thought and energy into this pattern. And I know I’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again. She has been wonderful with all of us testers. She replied to our questions and comments almost instantly. She asked for feedback and she listened. She was professional and sweet. You can bet I’ll be applying to test for her again!
And the dress/top itself is absolutely adorable! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it but I adore the low back and sash. And it goes together quite fast too! I found that on this second version, I hardly needed to look at the instructions anymore.